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You Gave Me a Song offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows 84-year-old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, book project work, and performances with archival photos, rare field recordings, and animation. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound. This is one woman's story of being traditional, never conventional. This is a film about getting older, but never giving up.
Run time: 94 minutes
Appropriate for ages 13 and up. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket regardless of age. This includes children and infants. SMDCAC subscribers enjoy complimentary admission. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.
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